Ancient Order of the Hibernians Homestead Chapter members posing with “A-Go-Go-Irish” banner for the Army Notre Dame college football game, October 1966. Ancient Order of Hibernians, Allegheny County Board Photographs, MSP 351, Detre Library & Archives at the History Center.

Irish Genealogy Workshop

Sunday, March 19, 2017 • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$30 for History Center members, $40 for non-members
Presented in partnership with the Westmoreland County Historical Society

Add to Calendar03/19/2016 09:00 AM03/19/2016 04:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkIrish Genealogy WorkshopJoin Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt for a new and expanded workshop on the rich genealogical sources found in Ireland.Heinz History CenterHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Join Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast for a new and expanded workshop on the rich genealogical sources found in Ireland.

Benefiting beginners and seasoned genealogists alike, this in-depth workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will enrich your Irish genealogy research.

Irish Genealogy Workshop presentations include:

  • Intro to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
  • Using Printed Sources for Irish Family History: Newspapers, Street Directories, Ordnance Survey Memoirs, and British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland
  • Emigration from the North of Ireland to North America: Strategies for Researching Emigrant Ancestors
  • Irish Education and School Records: a Valuable Alternative to Non-Available Census Records for Nineteenth Century Research
  • One of Irish Genealogy’s Best Kept Secrets: Using the Registry of Deeds, with a Short Introduction to Irish Wills
  • Solving Your Brick Walls: an Extended Q&A Session

Along with experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation, representatives from the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives, the Museum Conservation Center, the Westmoreland County Historical Society, and other local genealogical societies will also be on hand to share best practices and tips with visitors and fellow researchers.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a special curator-led tour of the History Center’s Irish American collection on display within the museum’s fourth floor Special Collections Gallery.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Westmoreland County Historical Society.

Registration & Admission

Please register online. Advance registration is required.

If you are a History Center or Westmoreland County Historical Society member, please enter the membership code MEMBER in the Promo Code box to receive the membership discount. You will be asked to present proof of your membership at check-in.

Box lunches are available for an additional $10.95.

For more information, contact Sierra Green at 412-454-6361 or

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About the Ulster Historical Foundation

The Ulster Historical Foundation is one of Ireland’s foremost genealogy research organizations and publishing houses. Since 2004, the Foundation has devised a series of ground breaking online historical and genealogical resources, which have helped to transform the availability of Irish records for family historians at home and abroad.

Fintan Mullan is Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation, where he pioneered the online births, deaths and marriages online record system for Antrim and Down. This led to the creation of the Irish Family History Foundation’s unique database of over 20 million Irish historical records- making it the most useful online genealogical resource for Irish research. Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Foundation. As well as managing the genealogy side of the Foundation’s work, Gillian carries out research for clients and is a hugely experienced user of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the General Register Office.